HELP!! with Apple's Backup Application
by Ron on May 25, 2006 at 12:03:43 am
I lost a hard drive on my G5 which is being serviced. I managed to use the backup utility to get the data off the drives, but now I need to restore the data and the utility wants to make a "Restored Files" folder. This is not good. What I want is to restore my empty drive to its original state using the Backed up data. I bought a used G5 in the meantime and need to restore.
OSX10.3.9 ---> used G5
OSX10.4.2 ---> backed up data
Media drive/Secondary drive backed up and restored successfully. Just need main OS HD to restore.
Re: HELP!! with Apple's Backup Application by Ron on May 25, 2006 at 2:37:31 pm
Thanks Simon. The problem with the restore folder is some of the applications won't launch because it looks for registration info. Not all system files can be replaced via copy/paste, and other critical system files aren't being restored properly. This was clearly designed for music, photos, and other B.S. which restored without problems. A little frustrating.
I'm using Carbon Copy Cloner now to sync an old G4 that has OS 10.4.6. I should have gone this route to begin with!!
I put a little too much trust in Apple on this one. Backup is clearly not ready for Pro use. To its credit, ALL the data is backed up...now we need a "professional" way to restore!!!!